Articles by Amy Lovett

Math Games

Grace Mabie ’19 and Elena Teaford ’17 paired up last spring to make a game that helps young children learn math. With several two-colored spinners and a game board with moveable parts, players ages 5-7 can use their natural intuition about proportions to deepen their understanding of fractions. The game… Continue reading »

Two Scoops of Ephs

Elissa Brown ’09 and Robyn Goldman Fisher ’01 are each making a living making ice cream—one in a seemingly unusual place and the other with a seemingly unusual technique. Elissa Brown ’09, owner of Wild Scoops ice cream company in Anchorage, Alaska Brown first started making ice cream when she was… Continue reading »

Reaching New Heights

Reaching New Heights Yuv Khosla ’17 left campus after graduation with more than just his diploma. He also has his private pilot’s license, which he began during his junior year. The New Delhi native says he had a “love/hate” relationship with air travel until he took a scenic flight over Williamstown and… Continue reading »

A Physical Connection

Photograph of a large water color painting of the interior of Building 6, an expansion of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, painted by Barbara Ernst Prey, Williams Class of 1979.

Barbara Ernst Prey ’79—whose watercolor paintings hang in private and public collections including the White House and NASA headquarters—was commissioned to paint Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Building 6 ahead of its opening this month. The painting, which depicts the interior of the building before it was renovated into gallery… Continue reading »

The Art and Craft of Subtitles

Lovers of French cinema likely know the names Godard, Audiard, Denis and Desplechin. But the true devotee—the person who stays to the very end to read all the credits—may recognize the name Litvack. Andrew Litvack ’87 is a French-to-English translator who focuses on film subtitling, one of the least glamorous… Continue reading »

Students Take on Renewable Energy Projects

Several Williams students are working to help the college meet its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by 35 percent of its 1990 levels by 2020. Two of the college’s Renewable Energy Interns spent the last year on a program that will deeply impact the town of Williamstown—a program the… Continue reading »

The Forests of Antarctica

The Forests of Antarctica, a new painting series by Williams Professor of Art Mike Glier ’75, depicts what he calls “a distant future, where the temperature is warm enough to support exuberant life in Antarctica, but it’s life we can’t quite recognize.” Glier, who has been teaching in the art… Continue reading »

‘The World to Come,‘ Stories by Jim Shepard

Reviews are coming in for Jim Shepard’s new book of short stories, The World to Come. A review in The Washington Post calls Shepard, who is the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature and Eloquence, “an outrageously versatile and gifted fiction writer who is deeply at home in a… Continue reading »

Is This Los Angeles’ $600 Million Man?

Michael Govan ’85, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is featured in a New York Times article about “his provocative vision for his museum and his adopted city.” By ADAM NAGOURNEY JAN. 18, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Michael Govan stood in a third-floor gallery… Continue reading »

Microeconomics: From Billsville to the Beltway

By Julia Munemo What happens when someone steeped in economic research and theory spends some time in Washington D.C. developing policies? Associate Professor of Economics Tara Watson found out when she served as the deputy assistant secretary of microeconomics at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from August 2015 to… Continue reading »